How animals heal humans
Animals are not only loyal people, they know how to treat. It has long been known that cats and dogs are able to relieve the stress of the owner, to normalize the pressure, and with horses and dolphins can cure even mental diseases. But the “animal” therapy choice deliberately, to attract professionals or closely monitor your pet. After all, the same cat, for example, may not be in the mood to treat you…
Animal-assisted therapy – the treatment of animals is shrouded in myths. Medical literature likes to describe this process literally as a panacea, almost comparable with the effects of traditional medicine. Unfortunately, failure to provide medical assistance, hope for a positive outcome in the application of alternative methods may lead to irreparable consequences. And such cases already described quite a lot. Therefore, it is better to understand the purpose of animal therapy as a psychological “crutch”. support the person in a difficult situation for him.
Thus, dogs often “work” with children with autism and those with down syndrome, patients with cerebral palsy. No matter whether it’s a cute little dog Maltese or reliable, faithful friend Labrador, in any case, socializing with friends person particularly well in locatedhere psychophysiological development. problems of communication when the child is aggressive or, on the contrary, reserved and shy. And this is a great work for the dog. Because sometimes she just needs to lie still with your sick hours so that he relaxed and began to trust her, sometimes crawling with the child or to overcome obstacles. And sometimes she even obliged to endure shoving, punching, loud cry of a baby – in General, any behavior that goes beyond. However, she has no right to growl, to bark, growl or otherwise show their displeasure.
Horses were used for the treatment of various psychological and neurological diseases in the fifties of the last century. The list of diseases that can be treated with hippotherapy, this is not limited. It also includes disorders of the musculoskeletal system, atherosclerosis, prostatitis, scoliosis and mental retardation. During its movement the horse creates a so-called three-dimensional fluctuations, which is useful for the normal functioning of the brain. And the formation of new neural connections in the brain are especially useful for children patients. When a person sits on a horse, he begins to feel his body, because he has to find the center of gravity to keep his balance. For patients also important and tactile sensation to stroke and care of the horses, to feel them thanks to a special pleasure.
Cats care for patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, help normalize blood pressure and is proven that purring improves the immune system.
In any case, even if you do not suffer from any disease, contact with animals is a very important moments in life, especially for children. Like animals, they will accept this love with gratitude, and in return will give my.
Added: February 23, 2011 01:53